I was a little surprised when Steve Stanton came out as transgendered and then didn't take much heat for it last week. Well, it turns out I was right in my suspicions. The City Commission voted 5-2 last night to fire Stanton for being a 'distraction.'
"It's just painful to know seven days ago I was a good guy and now ... I have no integrity," Stanton told the commission. "My challenge here has always been that someday I was going to leave this organization. So I am going to do it with a smile on my face."
I'm appalled at this blatant act of workplace discrimination. NSRC will have more to say in a few hours about how YOU can take action on this issue. We're hoping that we can see the good in the bad, and that Stanton can become a transgendered champion.